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ArcheAge Online: The Best Way To Get Rich
If you plan on becoming part of the upper class in the world of Tibia, you'll need to know how to spend and earn money. Getting rich within ArcheAge doesn't happen in a day and will require some effort over a period of time, but once you get going you'll watch your wealth continue to grow and grow. Here are some techniques for you to get that ball rolling.
Land in Archeage is a bit of a new concept for MMOs, and is possibly the single best investment that you can make to earn money within this game. Owning land within the world of Tibia means that you actually have an area on the map that belongs to you, rather than just owning some instanced zone that nobody can really see. With this in mind, it brings in a sort of real world element in which land is limited.
This is where you profit. With land being limited, this brings in demand for certain zones. If you plan on playing when the game launches, this could be your best chance for getting an early lead in the game. Try to pick up areas of land that are in prime locations as soon as you can upon launch. This could be areas that are by teleporters, important NPCs, and even just being near water. Within a few weeks there won't be any prime land left for grabs, and that's when prices are going to skyrocket for people that were too late to pick up a slice of the pie.
This is the best way to earn gold in ArcheAge Online, but it will only be temporary!
Leveling -- Stockpiling
When you're leveling up your first character, it's going to be tempting to spend money. Keep in mind that everything you need to spend money on is in the endgame, and it's just a waste once you outlevel it if you're spending a lot of money now. Gear you receive from quests is well enough to cap out your level, and there's no point in spending money on mounts since endgame mounts are much better than early and midgame mounts. Not to mention that there are some free mounts you can pick up from questing, so you'll never need to buy one early on. As you level, stockpile everything you earn.
In ArcheAge, you're often reliant on groups for even simple tasks such as quests. If you want to earn some easy cash, offer to run players through these quests. Some common quests that people will need assistance on are:
Black Knight Quest - Run the Black Knight around the room while bolting it and using Sudden Death Runes.
Banshee Quest - You are only able to help killing Warlocks and offering support since the last piece of the quest isn't repeatable.
Stealth Ring Quest - One cast of invisibility will be enough to clear the whole pyramid.
Edron Orc Quest - Easy killing quest to help players with.
These are just a few examples, but there are many more. Players are willing to pay huge sums of coin for help with these difficult tasks.
ArcheAge Online: How to Get the Highest Profit in Trade Run
Trade Runs are essentially the act of creating a trade pack and delivering it to a specific location. Delivering goods isn't always a safe process, however, and you run the risk of having your goods stolen by other players. Trade Runs are the best way to currently make gold and other currency in ArcheAge, however, so they're worth doing.
In order to make the highest profit possible, you'll first need to join a trade guild that can help protect you during your runs. To make trade packs, you'll need to have access to a variety of different trade goods as well as a high rank in the trading profession. Make sure you level the trading profession ASAP. It is highly worth doing so.
When you deliver trade packs, always travel in a group with other players. The riskier the location, the higher the payout in most cases. It pays more in the long run to go to a risky location and have other players scouting ahead for you. Once the game goes live, there will probably be mercenary guilds that will work for hire and help traders deliver their goods safely. This is always an option if you are working solo.
You should take advantage of merchant ships and tractors when making a delivery. These allow you to carry more packages per run. They can be expensive and time consuming to invest in (they're as costly as houses in some regards), but your profit will be significantly higher if you can carry more packs per trade run. Do your research ahead of time when it comes to creating ships and tractors.
It's also a good idea to play the market a bit in order to help create your packages without going totally broke. It's probably better to collect/craft the more expensive/rare items yourself and buy the items that are cheaper/more accessible from other players. Make friends with a team of crafters if you only wish to specialize in trading.
The rarer the trade packages, the higher the payout. Crafting trade packages gives you a random chance to craft a rare-quality pack. The higher the crafter's skill is, the greater their chance of it being rare. If you craft the items yourself you have a higher chance of being able to make a profit off those rare goods. Take this fact into consideration as well.
After you deliver a package or set of packages, you will have to journey to a certain location in order to pick up your fee. You'll be able to choose from gold or from Gilda Stars (also called Delphi coins). Gilda Stars are used to purchase blueprints. Since Gilda Stars are available in other ways besides trade runs, it's generally better to go with the pure gold reward.